Crestwood Announces Special Meeting Date For The Proposed Simplification Merger

Crestwood Equity Partners LP (NYSE:CEQP) ("Crestwood Equity") and Crestwood Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:CMLP) ("Crestwood Midstream") announced today that Crestwood Equity's Registration Statement on Form S-4 has been declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), and that Crestwood Midstream has filed a proxy statement with the SEC. Crestwood Midstream will hold a special meeting for its unitholders to vote on proposals related to the merger on September 30, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Central Time, at 700 Louisiana Street, Suite 2550, Houston, TX 77002.

Crestwood Midstream unitholders of record at the close of business on August 24, 2015, will be entitled to receive notice of and to vote at the special meeting, and Crestwood Midstream will commence mailing proxy materials to its unitholders on or about September 1, 2015. At the special meeting, Crestwood Midstream unitholders will meet to (i) consider and vote upon the approval of the Agreement and Plan of Merger dated as of May 5, 2015, by and among Crestwood Equity, Crestwood Equity GP LLC, CEQP ST SUB LLC, MGP GP, LLC, Crestwood Midstream Holdings LP, Crestwood Midstream, Crestwood Midstream GP LLC, and Crestwood Gas Services GP LLC, as it may be amended from time to time, and the merger transactions contemplated thereby; (ii) consider and vote upon the approval of the proposal to adjourn the special meeting, if necessary, to solicit additional proxies if there are not sufficient votes to approve the merger agreement; and (iii) transact such other business as may properly be presented at the meeting or any adjournments or postponements of the meeting.

On May 5, 2015, Crestwood Equity and Crestwood Midstream announced they had entered into a definitive agreement to merge the two publicly traded partnerships and simplify Crestwood's corporate structure into a single publicly traded partnership. As part of the merger consideration, Crestwood Midstream common unitholders and preferred unitholders, other than Crestwood Equity or its subsidiaries (the "Crestwood Midstream preferred unitholders," and together with the Crestwood Midstream common unitholders, "the Crestwood Midstream unitholders"), will become unitholders of Crestwood Equity in a tax free exchange, with Crestwood Midstream unitholders receiving 2.75 common units of Crestwood Equity for each unit held at the completion of the merger. Following the merger, Crestwood Midstream common units will cease to be listed on the NYSE and its incentive distribution rights will be eliminated.

Forward-Looking Statements

The statements in this news release regarding future events, occurrences, circumstances, activities, performance, outcomes and results are forward-looking statements. Although these statements reflect the current views, assumptions and expectations of Crestwood's management, the matters addressed herein are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties which could cause actual activities, performance, outcomes and results to differ materially from those indicated. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the future financial and operating results, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements that are not historical facts. Factors that could result in such differences or otherwise materially affect Crestwood's financial condition, results of operations and cash flows include, without limitation, the possibility that expected synergies will not be realized, or will not be realized within the expected timeframe; fluctuations in crude oil, natural gas and NGL prices; the extent and success of drilling efforts, as well as the extent and quality of natural gas and crude oil volumes produced within proximity of Crestwood assets; failure or delays by customers in achieving expected production in their oil and gas projects; competitive conditions in the industry and their impact on our ability to connect supplies to Crestwood gathering, processing and transportation assets or systems; actions or inactions taken or non-performance by third parties, including suppliers, contractors, operators, processors, transporters and customers; the ability of Crestwood to consummate acquisitions, successfully integrate the acquired businesses, realize any cost savings and other synergies from any acquisition; changes in the availability and cost of capital; operating hazards, natural disasters, weather-related delays, casualty losses and other matters beyond Crestwood's control; timely receipt of necessary government approvals and permits, the ability of Crestwood to control the costs of construction, including costs of materials, labor and right-of-way and other factors that may impact Crestwood's ability to complete projects within budget and on schedule; the effects of existing and future laws and governmental regulations, including environmental and climate change requirements; the effects of existing and future litigation; and risks related to the substantial indebtedness, of either company, as well as other factors disclosed in Crestwood Equity's and Crestwood Midstream's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). You should read filings made by Crestwood with the SEC, including Annual Reports on Form 10-K and the most recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K for a more extensive list of factors that could affect results. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflect management's view only as of the date made. Crestwood does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Additional Information and Where to Find It

This news release contains information about the proposed merger involving Crestwood Equity and Crestwood Midstream. In connection with the proposed merger, Crestwood Equity has filed with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-4 that includes a proxy statement/prospectus for the unitholders of Crestwood Midstream. Crestwood Midstream will mail the final proxy statement/prospectus to its unitholders. INVESTORS AND UNITHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED OR TO BE FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT CRESTWOOD EQUITY, CRESTWOOD MIDSTREAM, THE PROPOSED MERGER AND RELATED MATTERS. Investors and unitholders may obtain free copies of the proxy statement/prospectus and other documents filed with the SEC by Crestwood through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov. In addition, investors and unitholders may obtain free copies of documents filed by Crestwood with the SEC from Crestwood's website, www.crestwoodlp.com.

Participants in the Solicitation

Crestwood Equity, Crestwood Midstream, and their respective general partner's directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the unitholders of Crestwood Midstream in respect of the proposed merger transaction. Information regarding the persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be deemed participants in the solicitation of the unitholders of Crestwood Midstream in connection with the proposed transaction, including a description of their direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, is set forth in the proxy statement/prospectus filed with the SEC. Information regarding Crestwood Midstream's directors and executive officers is contained in Crestwood Midstream's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, which was filed with the SEC on March 2, 2015, and any subsequent statements of changes in beneficial ownership filed with the SEC. Information regarding Crestwood Equity's directors and executive officers is contained in Crestwood Equity's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, which was filed with the SEC on March 2, 2015, and any subsequent statements of changes in beneficial ownership filed with the SEC. Free copies of these documents may be obtained from the sources described above.

About Crestwood Equity Partners LP

Houston, Texas, based Crestwood Equity (NYSE: CEQP) is a master limited partnership that owns the general partner interest, the incentive distribution rights and an approximate 4% limited partner interest of Crestwood Midstream. In addition, Crestwood Equity operates an NGL supply and logistics business that serves customers in the United States and Canada.

About Crestwood Midstream Partners LP

Houston, Texas, based Crestwood Midstream (NYSE: CMLP) is a master limited partnership that owns and operates midstream businesses in multiple unconventional shale resource plays across the United States. Crestwood Midstream is engaged in the gathering, processing, treating, compression, storage and transportation of natural gas; storage, transportation and terminalling of NGLs; and gathering, storage, terminalling and marketing of crude oil.

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